Obesity and Poverty: A New Public Health Challenge

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Pan American Health Organization, 2000 - Caribbean Area - 124 pages
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Obesity and overweight have been under estimated as public health problems in Latin America and the Caribbean and both conditions are on the rise in the region. This book is a review of the prevalence of the problem and the medium and long term adverse effects of the conditions and the implications for planning public health actions.

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Socioanthropological Aspects of Obesity in Poverty
11
Physical Activity Patterns in Central America
29
The Epidemiologic Transition in Cuba
51
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